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Covid likely to trigger wave of aged care closures unless new funding is found: CHA

Catholic Health Australia is warning dozens of aged care homes around Australia are on the verge of collapse due to the heavy drain on their already-strained finances created by the resurgence of COVID-19.

Upcoming changes to My Aged Care provider reporting for all aged care providers

The federal health department is currently making improvements to the My Aged Care reporting template for residential and in-home and community aged care providers’ weekly reporting on resident and workforce COVID-19 vaccination status.

Labor’s plans for aged care are targeted but fall short of what’s needed: Opinion

While Labor’s announcements in Anthony Albanese's budget reply speech last week are worthy initiatives, they stop short of the comprehensive plan we need for reform, according to La Trobe University's HAL SWERISSEN.

Fed up aged care workers rally outside Federal Parliament demanding change

The Federal Government was squarely in the campaign sights of aged care workers who rallied outside Federal Parliament yesterday, after being, what they call 'dudded', in Tuesday night's Budget.

Advocacy bodies slam Budget as failing to address aged care quality and workforce issues

The Federal Government has claimed that its 2022/23 Budget offers “a record investment” in Australia’s health care system, including aged care, but aged care advocacy bodies have immediately slammed it for failing to address the crux of the current quality and workforce crises hampering the industry’s recovery.

Cost of living pressures to determine election outcome: UnitingCare insight

Workers have missed out on up to $680 a fortnight in pay over the past decade amid the rising cost of living according to new analysis by UnitingCare Australia.

NT launches campaign to lure international workers to the Never-Never

The Northern Territory is rolling out the red carpet to international workers to help fill critical labour shortages. A new global advertising campaign will launch on March 24 in a bid to lure skilled and semi-skilled workers to the territory.

Sick pay for casual aged care workers a ‘meaningful response’ to pandemic: ANMF

The Andrews Government’s five-days-paid-sick-leave trial for casual personal care workers, employed in private aged care, is an initiative that will strengthen the sector’s ability to protect vulnerable residents from illness, according to the Victorian branch of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF).

New SKILLS4You program providing supportive job pathway for migrant women into aged care

Macquarie Community College's new SKILLS4You program for migrant women, involves increasing participants' English language and literacy skills, understanding their level of employment readiness for local workplaces, setting specific employment-related goals, and working towards achieving them. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Pharmacists convinced they can help resolve troubling aged care findings

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia is renewing its call for embedded pharmacists in residential aged care facilities, following worrying findings from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

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